Terraria NPC Likes and Dislikes Chart

NPCs are automated non-player characters that give services to the players. Each NPC in Terraria has a preferred biome, along with likes, dislikes, and some other NPCs they love/hate. Now, in this page, we are going to share a list of Terraria NPC likes and dislikes (Biome preference and Neighbour preference).

Terraria NPC Likes and Dislikes

NPC Biome Preference Neighbour Preference
Likes/loves Dislikes/hates Loves Likes Dislikes
Guide Likes Forest Dislikes Ocean None Clothier


Merchant Likes Forest Dislikes Desert None Golfer


Tax Collector
Zoologist Likes Forest Dislikes Desert Witch Doctor Golfer Angler
Golfer Likes Forest Dislikes Cavern Angles Painter


Nurse Likes Hallow Dislikes Snow Demolitionist Goblin Tinkerer Guide
Party Girl Likes Hallow Dislikes Cavern Wizard


Stylist Merchant
Wizard Likes Hallow Dislikes Ocean Golfer Merchant Witch Doctor
Demolitionist Likes Cavern Dislikes Ocean Tavernkeep Mechanic Arms Dealer

Goblin Tinkerer

Goblin Tinkerer Likes Cavern Dislikes Jungle Mechanic Dye Trader Clothier
Clothier Likes Cavern Dislikes Hallow Truffle Tax Collector Nurse
Dye Trader Likes Desert Dislikes Forest None Arms Dealer


Arms Dealer Likes Desert Dislikes Snow Nurse Steampunker Golfer
Steampunker Likes Desert Dislikes Jungle Cyborg Painter Dryad


Party Girl

Dryad Likes Jungle Dislikes Desert None Witch Doctor


Painter Likes Jungle Dislikes Forest Dryad Party Girl Truffle


Witch Doctor Likes Jungles Dislikes Hallow None Dryad


Stylist Likes Ocean Dislikes Snow Dye Trader Pirate Tavernkeep
Angler Likes Ocean Dislikes Desert None Demolitionist

Party Girl

Tax Collector

Pirate Likes Ocean Dislikes Cavern Angler Tavernkeep Stylist
Mechanic Likes Snow Dislikes Cavern Goblin Tinkerer Cyborg Arms Dealer
Tax Collector Likes Snow Dislikes Hallow Merchant Party Girl Demolitionist


Cyborg Likes Snow Dislikes Jungle None Steampunker



Santa Claus Likes Snow Hates Desert None None None
Truffle Likes Mushroom None Guide Dryad Clothier
Princess None None All None None

Well, this is a list of Terraria NPC likes and dislikes (Biome preference and Neighbour preference). On the list above, you are able to see that each Terraria NPC has a list of different preferences. There are some Terraria NPCs who prefer to live in different biomes. While some Terraria NPCs prefer the company of other NPCs. Of course, all of those factors determine their NPC’s happiness levels.

Additionally, look at the text below to get other information related to each NPC in Terraria.


    • Description: Gives some tips, recipes, and shows.
    • Move-in Requirement: Starting the new world in Terraria.


    • Description: Sells some basic tools and supplies.
    • Move-in Requirement: 50 silver.


    • Description: Sells critter related to some items and a leather whip.
    • Move-in Requirement: 10 percent of progress made in Beastiary.


    • Description: Sells golf related to items.
    • Move-in Requirement: Rescued from Underground Desert.


    • Description: Will heals a player and also removes the buffs for fee.
    • Move-in Requirement: Can boost health with a heart crystal.

Party Girl

    • Description: Sells stylish party items.
    • Move-in Requirement: 2.5 percent chance of spawning after 14 NPCs move in.


    • Description: Sells some magical items.
    • Move-in Requirement: Released in Cavern Layer.


    • Description: Sells the explosives.
    • Move-in Requirements: The players have an explosive in their inventory.

Goblin Tinkerer

    • Description: Sells some items like Tinkerer’s Workshop.
    • Move-in Requirement: Discovered and spoken to in a cavern after beating Goblin Invasion.


    • Description: Sells some Vanity Outfits.
    • Move-in Requirement: Defeat the Terraria Skeletron.

Dye Trader

    • Description: Sells the Dye Vat crafting station. Also, trades Rare Dye for the strange plant.
    • Move-in Requirement: A player obtains a dye item and kills a boss. Or, a player obtains a strange plant.

Arms Dealer

    • Description: Sells guns, bullets, and some other ammunition.
    • Move-in Requirement: The players have bullets/ gun in their inventory.


    • Description: Sells Teleporter, Jetpack, Clentaminator, and Steampunk items.
    • Move-in Requirement: Defeat a Mechanical Boss.


    • Description: Sells some nature-related items, reports on Hallow or Corruption percentage.
    • Move-in Requirement: Defeat a boss in Terraria.


    • Description: Sells paints, Jungle Pylon, paintings, and painting tools.
    • Move-in Requirement: Eight other NPCs have moved in.

Witch Doctor

    • Description: Sells Blowgun, Summoner Equipment, Imbuing Station and Fountains.
    • Move-in Requirement: The Queen Bee has been defeated.


    • Description: Will alter player’s hairstyle and also sell hair dye.
    • Move-in Requirement: Discovered and then spoken to in a Spider Cave.


    • Description: Provides the fishing quests and rewards.
    • Move-in Requirement: Discovered floating in the Ocean.


    • Description: Sells Blowgun, Imbuing Station, Fountains and Summoner equipment.
    • Move-in Requirement: Pirate Invasion defeated.


    • Description: Sells Wrench, Wire, and other Mechanic items.
    • Move-in Requirement: Rescue from Dungeon.

Tax Collector

    • Description: Generates money for the player, depending on how many NPCs you have.
    • Move-in Requirement: A soul is changed with the purification powder.


    • Description: Sells Proximity Mine Launcher, Nanites and Rockets.
    • Move-in Requirement: Plantera is defeated.

Santa Claus

    • Description: Sells Christmas themed items.
    • Move-in Requirement: Frost Legion defeated (for Christmas time).


    • Description: Sells Autohammer and Mushroom items.
    • Move-in Requirement: House made in and above-ground Glowing Mushroom biome.


    • Description: Sells items which summon and help fight the Old One’s Army.
    • Move-in Requirement: Eater of the worlds defeated.

Terraria NPC Biomes

Biomes are the different types of areas in Terraria world. Every biome has its characteristic terrain blocks, collectible items, background walls, backdrops, opponents critters, theme music, Angler Quest fish, and other features.

Forest Biome for NPCs including:

    • Merchant
    • Guide
    • Zoologist
    • Golfer
    • Wizard
    • Party Girl

Hallow Biome for NPCs including:

    • Nurse
    • Arms Dealer
    • Wizard

Snow Biome for NPCs including:

    • Santa Claus
    • Mechanic
    • Goblin Tinkerer
    • Cyborg

Jungle Biome for NPCs including:

    • Dryad
    • Painter
    • Witch Doctor

Underground Biome for NPCs including:

    • Demolitionist
    • Clothier
    • Tavernkeep

Desert Biome for NPCs including:

    • Dye Trader
    • Tax Collector
    • Steampunker

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